B.Sc. On Campus

Biological Sciences (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

48 months
20584 GBP/year
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Led by a research-active team, our Biological Sciences (Hons) degree at Heriot-Watt University explore issues of key importance in the modern world.


Our Biological Sciences (Hons) programme from Heriot-Watt University is a broad-based course with a diverse range of topics. In Levels three and four you’ll be able to select from courses ranging from molecular biology and genomics, to marine and environmental topics. 

Key Features 

  • Which means you can choose your courses based on your particular interests. Overall, this biology degree aims to provide a flexible package of knowledge and practical skills in the biological sciences. 
  • Giving you the chance to maximise your potential and enjoy a successful career – whether it’s in academia, industry or commerce.
  • This course is currently only delivered at our Edinburgh Campus and there are no current opportunities to study at exchange partner institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practical Skills in Biology
  • Shaping Tomorrow Together
  • Mathematics for Scientists 
  • Environmental Biology 
  • Chemistry for the Life Sciences
  • Shaping Tomorrow Together 
  • Metabolism in Human Nutrition
  • Research Methods in Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Standard entry requirements

  • Highers AABB (including a science subject)
  • A-Levels BBC (including a science subject)
  • Int. Baccalaureate 27 points to include a science subject at Higher Level 5
  • BTEC DMM (in relevant subject)
  • HNC C in graded unit (in relevant HNC)

Minimum entry requirements

  • Highers BBBC (including a science subject at B)
  • A-Levels BCC (including a science subject)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20584 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20584 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Scotland: Paid by SAAS
  • England / Wales / N Ireland / Rep of Ireland: £9,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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